Author Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory

Surface Navy Association 2017
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Mark Rios, director of business development for Atlas North America, discusses unmanned underwater and surface vehicles as well as the company’s smaller sonars with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium and trade show Jan. 10-12, 2017, in Arlington, Va. The Defense & Aerospace Reporters coverage of the SNA conference is sponsored by Raytheon.

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Capt. (Select) Kristian Haumann, Royal Danish Navy, commanding officer of HDMS Peter Willemoes, discusses the capabilities and attributes of Denmark’s Iver Huitfeldt-class frigates with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. Denmark built three of the multipurpose ships that accommodate easily changed mission modules for about $325 million each. The frigates displace 6,600 tons, have a range of more than 9,000 miles at 18 knots and are built to NATO warships standards.

MISCELLANEOUS
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On Oct. 4, 1957 at 7:28 p.m., the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the world’s first man-made satellite to circle the Earth, sparking a space race that spurred US advances in education and technology that a dozen years later landed a man on the Moon. According to NASA, the cosmic bundle of joy weighed in at 83.6 kilograms and measured 58 centimeters tall. Sputnik reportedly soared at 28,980 km/hr, according to Soviet math, the Museum of Flight writes.

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